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Drink and Click™ in Canberra (4pm this Saturday)

By 26 October 2012

[ 27 October 2012 at 4:00 pm; ] Drink and Click ™ is simple. We meet to have a drink and talk about Photography and Social Media.

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 26 October 2012

By 25 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 October 2012 to 28 October 2012. ]

A year that never really got started begins to wind down. But the weather is getting nice and the weekend is upon us!

So what’s worth doing and seeing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

The Feldons and the Sunsets playing the pot

By 23 October 2012

[ 26 October 2012; ]

In case there’s not enough mod in your life!

Traverse Poetry slam for October @ The Front

By 21 October 2012

[ 26 October 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This in from Facebook:

Come and join a bunch of whacked out poets thus coming Friday for the Poetry Slam AT the Front.

There will be an open mike from 730pm onwards followed by the slam comp from 8.

The theme, if you wish to call it that is:

“the Halloween of no conscience!”

Bring your favourite anti horror poems [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 19 October 2012

By 18 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 19 October 2012 to 21 October 2012. ]

The fluff is flying, the Canberra Times has called an end to the election, so what’s worth seeing and doing around town this weekend?

Just leave your thoughts in the comments.

Women’s dragon boating COME and TRY day

By 17 October 2012

[ 27 October 2012 at 11:00 am; ] All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.

Meet at Lotus Bay, [...]

Circus For Life Festival

By 16 October 2012

[ 19 October 2012 to 10 November 2012. ] It is three days from the beginning of Canberra’s very own circus festival, Circus for Life! The festival opens this Friday night, at Warehouse Circus HQ in Chifley, with, the productions Around the World (Circus Style) and Mad as a Hatter.

Around the World (Circus Style) is a magical globe-trotting journey around the wonders of the [...]

Black Bag Moon launch at Paperchain

By 16 October 2012

[ 25 October 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This in from Paperchain Manuka about a local author’s book launch:

Please join us for the launch of Black Bag Moon by Susan Woldenberg Butler.

The book will be launched by Dr Cameron Webber OAM.

Thursday October 25
5.45 for 6.00pm

RSVP Wednesday October 24
Telephone 6295 6723 or
email info@paperchainbookstore.com.au

Black Bag Moon: Doctors’ Tales from [...]

Fats Homicide Album Launch @ The Front, Wednesday 17th October

By 16 October 2012

[ 17 October 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This just in:

A unique music and film event to launch the debut album from FATS HOMICIDE!

Kay Chinnery (Owen Campbell), Matt Lustri (Los Chavos) and Simon Milman (Coolio Desgracias) will perform a LIVE SOUNDTRACK to Luc Besson’s 1983 b&w Sci Fi film “LE DERNIER COMBAT” (The Last Battle).

CDs available on the night for $10, limited [...]

BCC ‘Meet the Candidates’ for Ginninderra – Tuesday night

By 15 October 2012

[ 16 October 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] The Belconnen Community Council will be holding a ‘Meet the Candidates’ meeting for candidates for the seat of Ginninderra at this years Assembly election.

All residents of Belconnen are invited to attend the meeting and ask questions of the candidates.

7.30 – 9.30PM Tuesday October 16

Location: Community meeting room, above the Belconnen Library, Belconnen Town [...]

Captains Flat Community Garage Sale 20 Oct

By 12 October 2012

[ 20 October 2012 at 12:00 pm; ] What’s a Community Garage Sale? Click here to find out – http://www.captainsflat.org/Garage%20Sale%202012.htm

It’s a great day out, and a chance to catch probably a couple of dozen garage sales within a short distance of each other.

Pete

Summer of Cricket

By 11 October 2012

[ 11 October 2012 at 11:30 am; ] The Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation, Andrew Barr, will launch the 2012 Summer of Cricket at Manuka Oval and announce that tickets are now on sale for Canberra’s first One-Day International cricket match today.

The 2012 Summer of Cricket will be the first time that the new lights at Manuka are switched on, and [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 13 October 2012

By 11 October 2012

[ 10 October 2012 at 9:00 am; 13 October 2012 to 14 October 2012. ]
OK here we go again hive mind!
What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?
Just share your suggestions in the comments.

RePower Comes to Canberra

By 10 October 2012

[ 10 October 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] Have you heard of the truly amazing RePower Port Augusta campaign? A delegation from the Repower Port Augusta Alliance will present this inspiring story at a public forum at the Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre at the Australian National University TONIGHT ONLY. Speakers will include walkers Gary from the Port Augusta power station & community [...]

Unashamedly nonspecific, a Monical Engel exhibition at The Front

By 9 October 2012

[ 11 October 2012 to 21 October 2012. ]

This just in:

The simple beauty of thisbrood shows that, as in life, a little less control can be a fine thing.

unashamedly nonspecific will be officially opened at 6pm on Thursday 11 October when all will be welcome to take in the work and meet the artist.
 
See the free exhibition at The Front Gallery [...]

A Swedish Affair at the School of music

By 5 October 2012

[ 11 October 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] A Swedish Affair – featuring The Song Company and the ANU School of Music Chamber Choir.

Music by Grieg, Grainger, Nysted, Rautavaara, Jennefelt, Wikander and others.

As part of the 2012 HC Coombs Fellowship, The Song Company joins forces with the ANU School of Music Chamber Choir in presenting an exquisite selection of music from a continent [...]

Supa Productions bringing The War of The Worlds [Ticket giveaway!]

By 5 October 2012

[ 12 October 2012 to 27 October 2012. ]

This in from Supa:

Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of The War of the Worlds is a 1978 concept album by Jeff Wayne, retelling the story of the H. G. Wells classic novel of the same name.

The two-disc album remains a bestseller having sold millions of records around the world and is the 10th best-selling album of [...]

Index Fossils art show at Hippo

By 4 October 2012

[ 28 October 2012 at 6:00 pm; ]

This just in:

Index Fossils is a solo show by Canberra artist Abyss .607. The show will give a rare insight into the creative process as well as the fugitive world of a street artist. It will also give the opportunity to purchase works of one of Canberra most unique artists, as well as one of [...]

DIY wotz on guide for the weekend of 5 October 2012

By 4 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 5 October 2012 to 7 October 2012. ]

Alright hive mind, it’s your time to shine.

What’s worth seeing and doing around Canberra this weekend?

Just leave your scintillating suggestions in the comments and the gratitude of Canberra you shall have.

Monnone Aline, Glenroi Heights and Andy Star at Smiths

By 3 October 2012

[ 10 October 2012; ]

This in from Glen Martin:

Hey!

Quite note to inform y’all that Mark Monnone, formerly of the Lucksmiths, will be in town on Wednesday Oct 10 to play a little show at Smiths. Support comes from self (in solo ‘Glenroi Heights’ mode) and Andy Star (of Holden Caufield fame). I think tickets will be an awkward [...]

The Balkan Elvis Mikelangelo coming to the polo!

By 2 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 26 October 2012 at 7:30 pm; ]

What’s more exciting than Canberra’s lost children Mikelangelo and the Tin Star coming home?

NOTHING!

This just in:

Aprils Caravan and CMC present:

MIKELANGELO AND THE TIN STAR at the POLISH CLUB OCTOBER 26

feat. ST CLARE + THE FUELERS

Sounding like they have barreled straight out of a classic Tarantino film, Mikelangelo and the Tin Star are all blazing [...]

Staged Reading – The Fridge, by Alister Emerson

By 27 September 2012

[ 9 October 2012 at 7:30 pm; ] “Doug, if you want to play with the big dogs you have to learn to pee in the long grass.”
Ted Bighorn

The Fridge is a satirical tragi-comedy which revolves around a struggling young couple Doug and Florin. Doug loses his job, the rent is overdue and Florin’s grandmother, Olive is clocking up all manner of bills [...]

October in the Phoenix

By 26 September 2012

[ 1 October 2012 to 31 October 2012. ] This just in:

Monday 1st 8pm
Canberra Musicians Club Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Reptile Park
Big Score
Billy Demos
Drew Walky

Tuesday 2nd 7:30pm
Andrew and Shannon’s Pub Trivia

Thursday 4th 9pm
Sub Detonator
The Kingstons
Saturday 6th 9:30 pm
The Si Claros
Marky Moon
The Waterboard

Monday 8th 8pm
2xx Local n Live Presents The Bootleg Sessions
Crash The Curb
Lavers
Xav Ier
Alice Cottee

Tuesday 9th 7:30pm
Matt and Tristan’s Virgin Trivia

Thursday 11th 9pm
Defects (Belfast)
All [...]

Canberra International Film Festival kicking off

By 26 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 31 October 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

The Canberra International Film Festival has had its big launch at Dendy this morning, in anticipation of running from 31 October.

Sixty of the best films from around the world including winners at the Cannes, Berlin and Venice film festivals will come to Canberra for this year’s 16th Canberra International Film Festival.

Throw in 14 Australian premieres, [...]

Dinner at Alto AND you get to help the Orangutans

By 25 September 2012

[ 19 October 2012 at 6:30 pm; ]

Here in The Eagle’s Nest we’re very serious about the protection of our furry red friends.

But throw in a dinner at Alto, the views of the city and night, music from Annie and the Armadillos and you’ve got a compelling proposition.

Heats for the Australian Poetry Slam kicking off

By 24 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 28 September 2012; 6 October 2012; 17 October 2012; ]

Word has gone out about the ACT heats of the Australian Poetry Slam competition which will culminate in much hoopla at the Sydney Theatre:

For the first time ever the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has three Australian Poetry Slam heats throughout September and October. Showcasing some of Canberra’s finest poets these heats will decide who will [...]

The Waterhouse Prize at the National Archives

By 21 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 21 September 2012 to 11 November 2012. ]

Your correspondent was invited to the launch of the Waterhouse Prize last night at the National Archives and duly trotted along to see what it’s all about.

The Waterhouse Natural History Art prize describes itself thusly:

The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize™ is Australia’s richest prize for natural history art, boasting a total prize pool of [...]

TIME TRAVELLERS, A group show of beautiful abstracted landscape paintings and ceramic sculptures by Maxine Price Lorna Crane and Claire Primrose

By 20 September 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 20 September 2012 to 1 October 2012. ]

Now showing at FORM Studio and Gallery is a group show of abstracted landscape paintings by Claire Primrose and Lorna Crane and a series of ceramic sculptures by local artist Maxine Price. All three artists are responding to the concept of travelling through time in three separate, yet cohesive ways.

Maxine Price has responded [...]

Australian Academy of Science public lecture by Tony Windsor MP

By 18 September 2012

[ 2 October 2012 at 6:00 pm; ] The Liverpool Plains is often referred to as Australia’s food bowl, but beneath its highly-productive soils are rich deposits of coal and coal seam gas worth many billions of dollars.

This lecture provides an overview of the conflicting interests of agriculture and mining in sensitive landscapes such as the Liverpool Plains, and identifies the failures [...]

Hannah Quinlivan’s Drawn In at The Front

By 18 September 2012

[ 27 September 2012 to 7 October 2012. ]

This in from The Front:

Canberra artist Hannah Quinlivan will show a new installation, Drawn In, at The Front Gallery and Café from 27 September to 7 October 2012.

Drawn In will showcase Quinlivan’s far-reaching exploration of lines through a three-dimensional spatial wire drawing that’s been created especially for the Front’s gallery space.

“Over the last few years [...]

El Jaguar (Canada) returns to Comedy Club

By 14 September 2012

[ 3 October 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

El Jaguar (Canada) dropped in for a short guest spot at Comedy Club at The Civic Pub in 2011 and blew audiences away. We’re all intrigued to see what El Jaguar has in store for us for this headline set.

A retired and washed up former WWF luchador, (a masked Mexican wrestler), and emotionally broken, single [...]

Fats Homicide Album Launch @ The Front

By 12 September 2012

[ 17 October 2012 at 8:00 pm; ]

This just in:

A unique music and film event to launch the debut album from FATS HOMICIDE!

Kay Chinnery (Owen Campbell), Matt Lustri (Los Chavos) and Simon Milman (Coolio Desgracias)
will perform a LIVE SOUNDTRACK to Luc Besson’s 1983 b&w Sci Fi film “LE DERNIER COMBAT” (The Last Battle).

Wednesday 17th October 8pm start, $10 on the door.

CDs [...]

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